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Question Lib Tech Skate Banana

Hey guys, I'm looking at a new board for this season/Christmas, and my first inclination is towards a lib tech skate banana 09. I'm a little biased towards this board, as last year I ALMOST bought one. So any ideas about the banana or ideas for new boards would be appreciated, or another type from lib tech. I guess I'll say a little about myself to see whether you guys think it'll be a good fit for me or if you have any other suggestions for boards.

Age 16
Live in California, board at Mammoth, Tahoe Resorts, Mt. Bachelor in Oregon, dont get east much.
Height: almost 6'1
Weight: 155-160, still growing, havn't really filled out yet
I board probably 15 times a year or so, I'm intermediate to advanced.
No preference to type of riding, do some park but mostly enjoy just riding. Rather hit jumps find in the trees. like pressing and just messing around. no rails really.
Previous board- flow dagger 152. It was my first board so I don't really have anything to compare to.

Thanks for the help.
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skate banana is a pure park board from what i here...

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I'm not sure, I think there supposed to be good at everything
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I'm not sure, I think there supposed to be good at everything
yea im not positive on my info either. i cant wait to fricken ride one..my buddy put a down payment on one 3 months ago and no shops in SE michigan have received any libtech or gnu yet. another one of my friends is the manager at the local store and he said they ordered 10 months ago!!!
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Im about the same height and weight as you and I was deciding between the 156 and 159. I ended up going with the 159 because I dont spend too much time in the park and I'd rather cruise around the hill. I've only ridden my two days so far but I totally love it.
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skate banana is a pure park board from what i here...
Negative. It's probably better for park since it's a lot more flexible but it can definitely handle all mountain. I'm from NC so we don't get the fresh pow like out west and plenty of granular man-made that quickly becomes hard pack and ice, and my skate rides like silk on it all. Honestly though if you're out west you probably need to find someone more familiar with your conditions and the Skate to tell you if it's the stick for you. I won't even try to lie and say how the Skate would handle deep pow or the really feather fresh stuff coz I have no freaking idea lol
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SB is not an out-of-park machine... TRS BTX is.

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thanks for the input.
as far as the size goes, with the TRS BTX should I go with 157 or 159
and for the SB a 156 or 159? I'm not going to be doing much park riding.. but I want to be able to control the thing
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You probably won't grow out of the 157 TRS BTX anytime soon.

I definitely don't recommend the SB if you do any tree riding... it will get you down the mountain though.

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My friend rides last years banana and he does fine, and actually almost never hits the park. I'll say one thing, if you like buttering, it's the board for you. The thing's a noodle.
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